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Dec 8, 2021
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This was a 1973 recording of Christmas music from Notre-Dame De Paris.  The cathedral choir is directed by Jehan Revert with Pierre Cochereau on the organ.  Flutists were Guy & Jean-Michel Angelloz with soprano soloist Elizabeth Gaussens.
Topics: Christmas, Notre-Dame De Paris, choral
Community Texts
Jul 21, 2021
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This is a pictorial history of Stori-View which was a minor competitor to View-Master in the 3D scene market.  They had some views that did not appear on View Master, but View-Master had a much larger catalog and more convenient form factor.  Samples of the images are shown.
Topics: 3D, history
Community Texts
Jun 1, 2021
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This is a brief illustrated history of Tru-Vue which served as a bridge between the older 3D format using a viewer designed by Oliver Wendell Holmes, and the newer View-Master format.  There are other articles dealing with Tru-Vue artists such as Joe Liptak, and Nelson Williams.
Topic: 3D History
Community Video
Dec 9, 2020
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Night of Terror 1933 is considered to be the first film where Bela Lugosi is featured as big star.   He is given first star billing, and initially appears with his face framed closeup by a small window before entering the room.   He has frequent face exposures peeping through a partially open door.   It is a thriller/mystery with a crazed maniac who kills random people.   The maniac also appears at the end, warning the audience not to reveal the ending, so I will not provide spoilers.  ...
Topics: Thriller, pre-code, Sally Blane, Bela Lugosi, Mary Frey
Community Texts
Aug 23, 2020
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This is a pictorial history of View-Master's scenic reels.  Originally View-Master marketed scenic reels from around the world.  This was a full color replacement for the old Holms-Bates cards, and was intended for viewing by adults as well as children.  There are far too many of these reels to cover completely, so only a diverse selection is presented.
Topics: View-Master, Scenic, History, 3D
Community Video
Aug 21, 2020
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Numbered Woman is a crime movie about Linda Morgan, a nurse (Sally Blane), whose brother, Tommy, is jailed for a theft of bonds he was tricked into “borrowing” as an unwitting accomplice by a gang.   He will go free if the bonds are returned.   To gather evidence, get the bonds, and exonerate her brother, Linda goes to work for Adams, the gang’s second in command (Clay Clement).   The head of the gang is Blake (Morgan Wallace), and his girlfriend is Vicky (Mayo Methot).   Blane,...
Topics: Crime drama, Medical drama, Crime, Jail
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Feb 12, 2020
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This is a set of folklore dances from Mexico, played by Antonio Tanguma on accordeon.  They are all polkas, some have choreographed dances by Nelda Drury.
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Topics: Polka, Mexico, Antonio Tanguma
Community Texts
Oct 17, 2019 J. Clement
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This describes how to rescue a faded photo which has a repeated pattern.
Topics: Photo restoration, FFT, Patterning, Faded
Film Noir
Jul 10, 2019
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This was a live performance June 25, 1952 captured on a kinescope recording, and later transferred to tape.  It has been restored to bring it closer to what the original may have looked like on TV in 1952.  A much better restoration is possible with pro software if the kinescope film still exists.  It was presented on the Celanese Theatre, which featured adaptations of plays by well-known authors.  The commercials were of course for Celanese plastic and fiber made into products.  There...
Topics: Clay Clement, Ralph Morgan, Melville Cooper, Mildred Dunnock, Philip Coolidge, Nell Harrison,...
Film Noir
Jun 15, 2019
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The impoverished Count von Degenthal (Herbert Marshall) contemplates suicide, until he attends a masked ball, meets a beautiful American (Sari Maritza), and gets a job as a gigolo.  He charms an older woman (Mary Boland), but ends up in a romantic triangle.  The romance combined with his courtly honesty cause entanglements and even results in a duel.  This pre-code movie is quite nice. The credited cast: Herbert Marshall Sari Maritza Charlie Ruggles Mary Boland George Barbier Bert Roach...
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Topics: Romance, Vienna
Film Noir
Jun 13, 2019
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This public domain film is a film noir involving a female undercover detective who is gathering evidence about some wealthy smugglers.  It has some suspense and the obligatory fight scene.  Restoration was by J. Clement.  Unfortunately the original transfer was botched so it was not possible to restore the result to the original 24 frames/sec.  This results in some judder and flashing during pans. The cast includes: Preston Foster Irene Hervey Walter Woolf King Frank Jenks Fred Keating...
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Topics: Gangster, Thriller, Tmen, Film noir
Film Noir
Mar 8, 2019 J Clement 2019-restorer
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This is a heart warming comedy melodrama movie from 1935 starring Alison Skipworth , Mae Clarke , Arthur Treacher , James Ellison , Warren Hymer and Beryl Mercer . The central plot is about an impoverished English Woman who receives letters from her son in America.  After she comes into some money she decides to visit him.  The return address is Rancho San Quentin, which she has been led to believe is a California ranch which owned by the son.  The central character played by Alison...
Topics: Alison Skipworth, Mae Clarke, Arthur Treacher, James Ellison, Warren Hymer, Beryl Mercer., Clay...
Film Noir
Mar 7, 2019 Restoration-J Clement 2019
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This is a 1833 restored public domain movie starring Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, and Alison Skipworth.  The script was based on the 1927 play "The Queen was in the Parlor" by Noel Coward.  It was restored from a rough DVD copy. The plot concerns a princess who falls in low with a commoner, which conflicts with her duty to marry another man.  Because it is a pre-code movie, the princess can be frank about her sexual history.  The film would probably now be G rated with no...
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Topics: Claudette Colbert, Fredric March, Alison Skipworth, pre-code, Clay Clement
Community Texts
Dec 21, 2018
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View-Master can serve as a window to the past because they published pictures staring in 1939.  In addition a selection of older stereoscopic views were published as historical views.  This article samples some of the history based reels. Viewing some of the pictures in the article in 3D may not seem to be 3D.  All of the images in the document are actually full 3D.  However some have limited depth, so they might seem like flat images.  Images of large objects at a distance will not have a...
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Topics: View-Master, History, Flight, Automobiles, Aeroplanes, Trains, Ships
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 12, 2018
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This out of print album has the music that the Moiseyev folk ensemble dances.  It is typical Russian lively music, well recorded. The notes are in English, but the singing in Russian.
Topics: Russian, Moiseyev, Folk
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 11, 2018
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Walter Solek or Walt Solek was a Polish-American lyricist , musician, performer, and radio show host who introduced English-language lyrics into polka music in the United States. Solek was known as the "Clown Prince of Polka" and died on 1 April 2005 at the age of 94 Solek was honored by the International Polka Association , the Polka Hall of Fame in Chicago , he is a Meriden Hall of Fame member, and "the first sailor in 1940 who could sing Anchors Aweigh in Polish" He...
Topics: Polish, Walt Solek, Polkas, Oberek
Community Video
Jul 11, 2018
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An Evening in Eastern Europe was a show put on by the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) in 1991.  It was performed at the Miller Outdoor Theatre in Hermann Park, Houston, TX.  The show featured dances and music from Eastern Europe.  The dancers were members of HIFD.  In addition the Austin Balkan Singers performed a capella, and The Gypsies band played under the leadership of the late Greg Harbar.
Topics: Houston International Folk Dancers, Greg Harbar, Dance, Romania, Bulgaria, Macedonia, Serbia
Community Texts
Jul 10, 2018
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Revised Dec 31, 2018 View-Master created a number of reels that advertised movies, TV, and various products.  Some were marketed by View-Master while others were given away, or were just for purchase at events.  View-Master also created their own advertising reels.  Some reels were "special" reels manufactured in small lots for companies.  In addition there were US Army training reels.  The number is huge.  This document has a few examples of these types of reels.
Topics: View-Master, Movies, TV
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 10, 2018
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These 78rpm recordings are songs by Josef Marais and his Bushveld Band Decca album 113.  These are lively nice songs from a more innocent time.  Unfortunately one of the records was broken.  There is an LP transcription of other songs by the same ensemble.
Topics: South Aftrica, Josef Marais
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 10, 2018
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This out of print album contains a collection of dances from various regions in Mexico played by the Mariaches Mexico de Pepe Villa and Gualajara de Silvestre Vargas.  The dance notes in English by Albert S. Pill are included.
Topics: Albert S. Pill, Mariaches, Folklorico, Dance
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 10, 2018
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This out of print album has some of Rossini's late songs and short choral works.  It has a chorus from the Society Cameristica accompanied by Luciano Sgrizzi on piano.  The soloists are Lucienne Devallier contralto, Eric Marion tenor,  and Jean-Christophe Benoit baritone.  These delightful pieces were written by Rossini later in life when illness prevented him from composing full operas.  These works have the Rossini wit and extreme crescendos.
Topics: Rossini, Choral, Piano
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
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Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin from Russia married and became noted duo-pianists.  They play Bizet's children's suite Jeux E'Enfants, Rachmaninoff's symphonic dances, and Lutoslawski Variations on a Theme by Paganini.  Their playing is delightful.  It is too bad that their recordings have never been transferred to CD.
Topics: Vronsky, Babin, Bizet, Rachmaninoff, Lutoslawski, Piano
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 8, 2018
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Rossini suffered from an illness later in life, but it abated when he was elderly.  He resumed composing and created a number of short works as well as a mass, but did not return to opera.  He called the short piano works "Sins of my Old Age" and often gave them comical titles.  These delightful works are played by Luciano Sgrizzi on the piano.  Some of these were later nicely orchestrated by Respighi, but the originals are a pure delight.
Topics: Rossini, Piano, Sgrizzi
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 7, 2018
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This out of print album is a set of Renaissance dances from the 14th to 16th century.  They feature Lonel Rogg on the positive organ and the Ancient Instrument Ensemble of Zurich.  The recording was a Grand Prix du Disque winner.
Topics: Renaissance music, Lionel Rogg
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 7, 2018
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This out of print album contains a delightful suite of Renaissance and Baroque dances.  Many come from the Orchesography by Arbeau.  While some of the arrangements may not be considered consistent with current research, they have been labeled by some musicologists as "Guilty pleasures".  They are certainly lively and great pleasures.
Topics: Arbeau, Renaissance, Baroque, Folk Music
The High Fidelity Emporium and Orchestrion
Jul 7, 2018
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IVAN DAVIS (1932-2016) Twenty-eight year old Ivan Davis reached a high point in his rapidly growing fame in the Spring of 1960, when he won the Franz Liszt Compe­tition in New York's Town Hall. Born in Electra, Texas, February 4, 1932, Mr. Davis was first a student of his aunt Ila Rea and later of Silvio Scionti. Beginning studies at twelve, he made such rapid progress that he was awarded a scholarship at North Texas State College which in turn led to a Fulbright Scholarship and study with...
Topics: Ivan Davis, Romantic, Piano
Community Texts
Jan 31, 2018
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Most people know Cecil B DeMille as the director of biblical epics.  He also created a series of biblical View-Master 3D reels which are reviewed here.
Topics: View-Master, Stori-View, Cecil B DeMille, Bible stories
Community Texts
Nov 14, 2017
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Nelson Williams was a Tru-Vue cartoon artist who created 3D drawings in 1950-51.  Nelson Williams may be John Nelson Williams as Askart said he also went by Nelson Williams.  There is a John Nelson Williams who was an illustrator born in 1912, and there is also a copyright entry for a person of the same name who invented a 3D viewer in 1953.  I could find no accounts of him as a Tru-Vue artist other than attributions on the films. He did not continue making 3D cartoons after Tru-Vue was...
Topics: Nelson Williams, Tru-Vue
Community Texts
Apr 12, 2017
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This is a pictorial review of the View-Master Science reels.  A selection of the views are presented.
Topic: Science
Community Texts
Jun 3, 2016
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This is a pictorial article about some of the View-Master contract artists.  Two of them, Paul Sprunk, and Montyne, are covered in separate articles.
Topics: Wah Chang, Martha Armstron, Warren Chaney, View-Master, Blanding Sloan
Community Texts
May 27, 2016
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Lelia Heath Pearson was one of the in-house View-Master artists.  She was known for creating Peanuts and Barbie reels, but she worked on other subjects.  Her work is very good and is different from the other artists.  This pictorial biography shows some of her various works.
Topics: View-Master, Lelia Heath Pearson, Peanuts, Barbie
Community Texts
May 15, 2016
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Joe Liptak was one of the great View-Master diorama artists.  His career at View-Master was the longest and next to Florence Thomas he was one of the most prolific artists.  He was known for his Disney reels, but he produced many other stories including classic tales, TV and movie characters.  This biography shows some of his notable pictures.
Topics: view-Master, Joe Liptak
Community Texts
May 4, 2016
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Pete Dorsett was a great 3D artist who created pictures by hand.  He used a medical viewer to check his work.  He was very prolific starting in 1977 until his retirement.  Most of his work was done solo, but he also created some cartoons for dioramas by Joe Liptak.  Samples of all of the combination reels and some of his individual pictures are shown in this document as 3D side by side parallel views.
Topics: View-Master, Pete Dorsett
Community Texts
Apr 17, 2016
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Paul Sprunk was an excellent miniaturist who worked in Hollywood.  He crafted some excellent scenes for View-Master and for Stori-View cards.  He created 3D movies, some of which have been released on Blu-Ray 3D after restoration by the 3D Film Archive.
Topics: View-Master, Paul Sprunk, Sam Sawyer
Community Texts
Feb 23, 2016
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This is a pictorial history of Lew Turner's work at View-Master.  He created 3D pictures by drawing them.
Topics: View-Master, Lew Turner
Community Texts
Feb 18, 2016
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This is a pictorial history of Frank Visage when he was working at View-Master's Portland studio.
Topics: View-Master, Frank Visage
Community Texts
Feb 11, 2016
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This is a brief pictorial biography of the reels that Montyne created for View-Master.
Topics: Montyne, View-Master, Beetle Bailey, Tarzan of the Apes, Diorama
Community Texts
Feb 9, 2016
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This is an illustrated biography of Mary Lewis during her time as a View-Master artist.
Topics: Mary Lewis, View-Master
Community Texts
May 23, 2015 J Clement
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This greeting card was sent by Mattel employees commemorating the 60th anniversary of View-Master.  The pictures have been restored as the originals showed signs of reddening and other deterioration.  The pictures show the employees at the Beaverton, OR plant and the machines they used to manufacture reels.  There are also a stunning fall photo of the plant taken from a high ridge, Gruber Memorial Park, and pictures of View-Master products.
Topics: View-Master, Seasons Greetings, 1999, 60th anniversary
Community Texts
May 18, 2015 John M. Clement-editor, Clay Clement Sr.-Author
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This is the full romantic comedy written by Clay Clement in 1894.  The time is just after the civil war and the location is a run down family planatation.  It probably would not be considered playable for today's audience.  It has the same problem as the wonderful Disney movie "Song of the South" in that the old plantation and the freed slaves are overly romanticized.  Actually the black servant, Poly, is a very perceptive important character and is not necessarily a stock...
Topics: Clay Clement, Baron Hohenstauffen, Karra Kenwyn
Community Texts
Apr 22, 2015 John M. Clement
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Restored Vintage baby book of Margaret Montague Chadwick   This is Margaret Emily Montague’s baby book from 1919.   It has charmingly sentimental illustrations by Clara M Burd and a short verse on the cover by Eugene Field.   The book was distributed free of charge as an advertisement for Elliot Furniture Company, Durham, NC.   The original date of publication is unknown as there is no copyright date.  The oldest copy seems to be from 1914. The original book was 8x6 inches folded and...
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Topics: Clara M Burd, Eugene Field, baby book, Margaret Montague, Margaret Montague, Baby book
Community Texts
Dec 18, 2014 John M. Clement
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Florence Thomas was the earliest and probably the greatest View-Master artist.  This article explores her work with restored pictures from her reel creations.
Topics: Florence Thomas, View-Master, artist
Community Texts
Sep 29, 2014 John M. Clement, Clay Clement
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This souvenir playbill is for a play written by Clay Clement (1863-1910) in 1897 and successfully produced by him. The date 1899 is determined because Feb 4, Saturday could either be 1999 or 1905, and there are no dates in the playbill after 1898 plus the play was in his company’s reperatory in 1899. In addition the play was performed in the same state the day before Feb. 4 1899. There is a cameo portrait of his second wife Karra Kenwyn on as Arzelia Thompson. The front page has a portrait of...
Topics: Clay Clement, Playbill, A Southern Gentleman, theatrical history
Community Texts
Sep 9, 2014 John M. Clement
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This is an account traces the lives of four people named Clay Clement in a single theatrical family.  The first two members were well known in the theatrical world.  The account includes various publicity photos and newspaper clippings from the period.  The account is written by John M. Clement, great-grandson of the original Clay Clement.  Update: 9/1/2017 The clippings were collected by Clement Alvin Geiger, nephew of the first Clay Clement. The actress Matti Marshall is an elusive...
Topics: Clay Clement, Kathleen Kerrigan, Karra Kenwyn, Mary Frey
Community Texts
Sep 1, 2014 Florence Barlow Ruthrauff, John M. Clement
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This obituary is for Clay Clement, Sr., a well known 19th century actor.  It was found in a personal scrapbook created by his nephew, Clement Alvin Geiger. Mrs. Ruthrauff was a noted art lover and writer on art topics. She had been art critic for "The Spur" and the "Morning Telegraph".
Topics: Clay Clement, Actor, Kathleen Kerrigan, Theater
The VHS Vault
Aug 28, 2014 NASA
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This video is a partially restored copy of the NASA VHS tape "Four Days of Gemini-4". This award winning film shows the Gemini-4 manned mission in space with an introduction by Pete Conrad.  This was the second NASA manned flight and the first one with an EVA or space walk.  The video shows the preparations, liftoff, EVA, and splashdown. The restoration consisted of stabilization, spot removal, and detelecining which restores it to the original 24 frames per second. Some rotoscoping...
Topics: NASA, Pete Conrad, Gemini-4, EVA
Community Video
Mar 27, 2014 J. Clement
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Updated Jan 2017 Hurricane Hazel was one of the most destructive hurricanes to hit the N. Carolina coast.   This category 5 hurricane caused flooding and wind damage as far North as Canada.   This 2 ½ minute video shows the aftermath of Hazel on CarolinaBeach and WrightsvilleBeach.   The original 8mm footage was taken by David Nicholas Chadwick, Jr and restored by J. Clement.   The photographer and his family appear in a few shots.   While there are many pictures of the destruction, the...
Topics: Hurricane Hazel, Carolina Beach, Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina, 8mm movie
Community Texts
Jan 21, 2014 John M. Clement
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This the "Tour of Mr Clay Clement" souvenir playbill.  The play "The Bells" was performed Aug 20, 1886 in Bloomington.  This is copy was kindly supplied Dennis Faulk who is an El Paso, Ill historian, and it is reproduced with his permission. Clay Clement, Sr (Clement Laird Geiger) was a noted Midwest actor from El Paso, Ill.  He was born Dec 21 1863 and died 21 Feb, 1910.  He is buried in Paris Texas in the Williams family plot because he was a good friend of Sheb...
Topics: Clay Clement, 1896, The Bells, The New Dominion, Bloomington, The Flower Speech
Community Video
Dec 19, 2013
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This is a collection of winter sports in a 3 minute silent 8mm film.   It is excerpted from a 10 minute B&W sound film made in 1937 featuring “spectacular skating” by Sonja Henie according to one poster.   Apparently most of her spectacular skating disappeared in this severely abridged version.   At present the original 10 minute film does not appear to be available.   It appears in a couple of late 1940s catalogs of rental films for educational purposes, and posters for it are...
Topics: Sonja Henie, Ski-Joring, Sulky racing on sled runners, Fancy skatin, Ice Hockey, Bob Sledding,...
Cratediggers
Feb 28, 2013
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This is good quality dub of the June 28, 1946 This is Your FBI radio show titled "The Surplus Swindle". It was recorded directly from two original good condition 16 inch 33 1/3 transcription Line recordings. Some surface noise, ticks, and pops were removed. The original was owned by my step-grandfather Arthur Vinton. Producer: Jerry Devine Composer: Frederick Steiner Writer: Frank Farreys Narrator: Dean Carlton Announcer: Carl Frank --- Cast --- Freemont: Arthur Vinton Jim Taylor:...
Topics: Arthur Vinton, FBI
Community Video
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This is a Croatian performance the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) did in Houston, Tx at the 2010 Slavic Festival. HIFD is a non profit community group dedicated to recreational dancing from around the world. HIFD is open to anyone who wishes to watch or dance and has been in existence since 1947. Their web site is http://www.folkdancers.org Dances: 1. Ajnzerica Hrvatsko 2. Tandora 3. Sukacko 4. Igrajte Mi Mužikaši 5. Posavski Ples
Topics: Croatia, Houston, International, Folk Dance, Slavic Festival
Community Texts
Jun 2, 2012 John M. Clement
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This is a copy of a 1943 Chicago Stagebill for a production of "Kiss and Tell" by F. Hugh Herbert in the Harris Theatre, 178N Dearborn St. Two copies have been put onto Archive. The original stagebill has been partially restored with photographs descreened to avoid visible moiré patterns. Some obvious defects have been removed from photos by hand. The entire stagebill had a yellowish brown cast which may be due to age but is only reproduced on the cover while the rest is in black and...
Topics: Chicago, Harris Theatre, Clay Clement, Katherine Warren, Patricia Kirkland
Magazine Contribution Inbox
Apr 27, 2012 J Clement
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This is a family history memoir written by Emma Frey Campbell. It gives the history and geneology of the family descended from Jacob L Frey and Henrietta Heckscher who emigrated to the US in the mid 1800s from Germany. It has been edited by John M. Clement, Emma's great nephew. It includes pictures of the family members. Emma's memory was excellent for many details, but she provided no dates. Emma Frey Campbell was an incurable optomist. She studied piano under Joseph Hoffman and also was in...
Topics: Jacob Frei, Jacob Frei, Henrietta Heckscher, Emma Frey, Rockaway NY, genealogy
Community Video
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This is a performance the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) did in San Antonio at the 2003 Texas Folklife Festival. HIFD is a non profit community group dedicated to recreational dancing from around the world. HIFD is open to anyone who wishes to watch or dance and has been in existence since 1947. Their web site is http://www.folkdancers.org Bulgarian dances are among our favorites and in this show we do a variety of dances from different regions. Dance Program: 1. Daichovo 2. Lazarska...
Topics: Bulgarian, Houston, International, Folk, Dancers, Daichovo, Sitna Zborenka, Djurnguritsa
Community Video
Feb 27, 2012 J. Clement
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This is a Czech and Slovak performance the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) did at the 2005 Spring Fest. HIFD is a non profit community group dedicated to recreational dancing from around the world. HIFD is open to anyone who wishes to watch or dance and has been in existence since 1947. Their web site is http://www.folkdancers.org List of Dances: 1. Priborak 2. Venec 3. Pilky 4. Ceresnicky 5. Valašsky Šatyšky 6. Odzemek 7. Staradavny 8. Podsable 9. Csardas Zemplin 10. Maypole suite
Topics: Houston, International, Folk, Dancers, Czech, Slovak, Spring Fest
Community Video
Feb 24, 2012 J. Clement
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This is a performance the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) did in San Antonio at the 1995 Texas Folklife Festival. HIFD is a non profit community group dedicated to recreational dancing from around the world. HIFD is open to anyone who wishes to watch or dance and has been in existence since 1947. Their web site is http://www.folkdancers.org List of Dances: 1. Kabaday 2. Oguzlu 3. Reyhan 4. Rencber 5. Iste Hendek 6. Menim Balam 7. Yoh Yoh 8. Mavi Boncuk (bows)
Topics: Turkish, Houston, International, Folk, Dancers
Community Video
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This is a performance the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) did in San Antonio at the 1994 Texas Folklife Festival. HIFD is a non profit community group dedicated to recreational dancing from around the world. HIFD is open to anyone who wishes to watch or dance and has been in existence since 1947. Their web site is http://www.folkdancers.org List of Dances: 1. Song 2. Sukacko 3. Drmeš Iz Zdencina 4. Kabanica I Seksera 5. Dok Seh Bila 6. Moja Diri Dika 7. Cigancica 8. Jovica 9. Krici...
Topics: Croatian, Houston, Internatioanal, Folk, Dancers
Community Video
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This is a performance the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) did in San Antonio at the 2007 Texas Folklife Festival. HIFD is a non profit community group dedicated to recreational dancing from around the world. HIFD is open to anyone who wishes to watch or dance and has been in existence since 1947. Their web site is http://www.folkdancers.org List of Dances: 1. Hora pe Bataie 2. Trei Pazeste 3. Balta de la Bieu 4. Di doi din Banat 5. Cimpoi 6. Batuta Munteneasca 7. Pripoiance 8....
Topics: Houston, International, Folk, Dancers, Romanian
Community Video
Feb 22, 2012 J. Clement
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This is a performance the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) did in San Antonio at the 1990 Texas Folklife Festival. HIFD is a non profit community group dedicated to recreational dancing from around the world. HIFD is open to anyone who wishes to watch or dance and has been in existence since 1947. Their web site is http://www.folkdancers.org This is a performance of German dances mainly from Bavaria but also from Austria and other German speaking regions. The costumes evoke the type of...
Topics: Houston, International, Folk Dancers
Community Video
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This is a performance the Houston International Folk Dancers (HIFD) did in San Antonio at the 1992 Texas Folklife Festival. HIFD is a non profit community group dedicated to recreational dancing from around the world. HIFD is open to anyone who wishes to watch or dance and has been in existence since 1947. Their web site is http://www.folkdancers.org Bulgaria has many varied rhythms and harmonies not generally found in Western popular music. They have a wide variety of traditional village...
Topics: Bulgaria, Houston, International, Folk, Dance, Racenica, Sedenka, Bucimis, Raka, Gankino, Dajcovo
Feature Films
Dec 25, 2011
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Manhattan Tower 1932 This is a partially restored version of a public domain movie Manhattan Tower, an entertaining depression era film. The movie has several intertwined stories about some workers in this office building. Manhattan tower is a movie which has many modern resonances in the twenty first century. The theme of crooked businessmen, industrial failures, and common people being cheated is familiar and all too real after the Enron affair. It has a heart warming romance, some comedy,...
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Topics: Empire State Building, Clay Clement, Mary Brian, Irene Rich, James Hall, Hale HAmilton, Noel...
Community Texts
Apr 21, 2011
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The New Dominion was a play written by Clay Clement, Sr. which proved to be his most popular production. Clay was born "Clement Laird Geiger" in El Paso, Ill, and entered the theater after attending three years at the old "University of Chicago". According to the alumni news he never graduated because the school closed. While he was a genial and generous man, he was notoriously difficult to work with so he had to direct many of his own productions. He was estranged from his...
Topics: The New Dominion, Sandusky, Ohio, Joe Jefferson Club, Clay Clement
Community Video
Apr 3, 2011 John M. Clement
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This is a Nubian dance from the Aswan area of Egypt. It was taught to us by Atief and Marta from the Cairo American University. Lee Otterholt gave the various steps names, and helped the group learn them. We did this dance during a Folk Dance on the Water cruise on the Nile. We were in fanciful Egyptian costumes because it was a galabaya party. Some steps differ from the original teaching because of the restricted space in the ship's lounge. The original video was taken with a stereo camera,...
Topics: Nubian, Aswan, Egypt, International, Folk Dance
Community Texts
Feb 25, 2011 J. Clement digitizer and restorer
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This is a reproduction of the Sam Houston souvenir playbill presented at the Amsterdam Theatre, New York City in 1906. The play was written by Clay Clement Sr., John McGovern, and Jesse Edson McGovern. It featured him in the title role. This playbill was digitized and restored by John M. Clement, great grandson of Clay Clement Sr. The pictures were descreened and resharpened with tears and some dust removed. Blank pages 2,4,19 were omitted along with the blank backs of pictures. Unfortunately...
Topics: Clay Clement, Sam Houston, Amsterdam Theatre NY, John McGovern, Jesse Edson
Yearbooks
Feb 17, 2011 J. Clement - Digitizer & Restorer
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Yearbook of the Mannsville Manor Central School for the class of 1961. This yearbook has been made public to celebrate the golden jubilee of this class. This school was a complete K-12 school located in the small farming community of Mannsville, NY. Grades K-6 and the cafeteria were located in the new wing of the school. Grades 7 & 8 were downstairs in the old school. Two teachers, Mr. Klock and Mrs. Anthony taught those grades. The high school teachers were: Mrs. Joyner - Math Mr. Baldwin...
Topics: Mannsville-Manor, Yearbook, 1961, The Comet, MMCS
Scholar Work Spaces
Feb 14, 2011
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This is a copy of the 1926 magazine "The Play Pictorial" featuring the play "Aloma" A Tale of the South seas. This play was a great success in New York, and went to London where it was also successful. The play features Vivienne Osborne as Aloma and Clay Clement as Nuitane. Miss Osborne is the only member of the Broadway opening night cast to be listed in the London production, but Clay Clement was apparently a replacement in the Broadway cast according to family accounts....
Topics: Clay Clement, South seas, Aloma, London, Vivienne Osborne, John B. Hymer, Le Roy Clemens
Comedy Films
Oct 4, 2010
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Poruchik Kizhe - Пору́чик Киже́   ( Lieutenant Kijé ) (1934) Aka: The Czar Wants to Sleep With subtitles Revised 2018 – frames edited, better flicker removal To get subtitles, click on the second version, and then on the CC icon. This is a delightful comedy about a fictional Lt. Kizhe who came about because of a scribe’s copying mistake.  The officials were afraid to embarrass the Czar, so they created a fictional Kizhe who served as a convenient scapegoat.  After being...
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Topics: Kije, Пору́чик Киже́, Prokofiev, Russian, Russia, Tynyanov, Poruchik, Paul I, Tsar,...
Feature Films
Sep 13, 2010
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As of 202 there is now a better restored copy of this movie from Grapevinevideo.com, but it still has some missing video that had to be filled in with stills or other video.  The Grapevine original DVD had incorrect telecining which prevents the best restoration, but it is still better than this copy from VHS.  Restoration is best done from a proper telecined version or still better from a 24fps raw digital transfer. This is an amusing public domain video which was ripped from an old VHS...
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Topics: Victory Jory, Evelyn Venable, Clay Clement, Erin O'Brien-Moore, Ralph Forbes, Sidney Blackmer,...
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
Oct 30, 2009
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This is a collection of music for folk dancing that has long been out of print. Most of it consists of 78RPM transcriptions. Many of the vinyl recordings are actually transcribed from older 78s. From the soulful Macedonian, happy-happy Croatian, to the furious Russian-Ukranian melodies this music makes wonderful listening, but most importantly it demands to be danced. The 78RPM recordings often have a vigor and life unsurpassed by modern recordings. This is because they could not edit them, and...
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Topics: International, Folk, Dancing
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Newsletters Miscellaneous and Unsorted Contributions
Aug 17, 2009 Arthur Vinton-Brochure, John M. Clement-text, digitizing, restoration
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This is a fanciful history and advertising brochure for the Brittany Hills turkey farm located in Rock Tavern, Orange County, NY near Washingtonville. The author, my step-grandfather, was an actor on Broadway, Hollywood, and on the radio. He was on such notable shows as The Shadow, and made movies in the 30s. Historians of the Shadow say that he never played the title role, but I recognized his voice in the leadin to one of the shows. He was also a founding member of the Screen Actors Guild...
Topics: Advertising, history, 1947, Arthur Vinton, Brittany Hills